Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone; but, still miraculously, my own.
Never forget, for a single minute you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

6 Months...Half a Year! WOW!

SIX MONTHS! That is HALF A YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW! Can you believe it? Sometimes I still can't believe that Noah is FINALLY here and then I look at the calendar and today March 8th marks SIX MONTHS since they placed that bundle of wondermous love into my arms! WOW O WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It overwhelms me that it has happend and I have my son! Six months seems huge to me! HALF a year! that sounds so long and yet at times it seems I just got him, other times it seems he has ALWAYS been here. Of course the 10 and half months we watched him grow in pictures he was in our hearts so really it is 16 and half months since we first laid eyes on that gorgeous creature! :) wow aint that a blip! Noah was 16 and a half months when we picked him up on Gotcha day! Also 6 months was the amount of time Noah was alive before we knew about him! we missed so much in that 6 months and even more so in the 16 and a half months of his life before he was in our home but oh my what Joy he has brought to us now that he is here! And what challenges! But oh how I love it! :) There were times I NEVER really thought this would happen and Noah would be home and I look back over it all and I am like HOW did this happen? HOW did we do that, actually LOOK HOW GOD DID THAT! Thank YOU JESUS for your divine intervention to bridge the ocean and bring our Noah home! My heart still so pulls toward adoption and I pray and wait and look forward to the day when God brings home all our children of our hearts, when we see faces with the names we have! This has been the most amazing experience of my life and I would do it again a million times over! I dont know when but GOD does! :) For now I just bask in the amazingness of the child of my heart...the dream fulfilled! The panda boy at the end of my rainbow! This child has a smile that lights up a room! What Joy he brings to my heart even during the saddest of times! It is so funny to me because during the wait to bring him home we clung to every photo, every word of an update and we dreamed about what it all meant, we dreamed about what is under those socks! What do those toes look like, what does his hair feel like? his skin? what does he smell like! All those things. I looked at those pictures and so wanted to just reach into them and pick him up! NOW I can pick him up whenever I want. I know what his skin feels like and I get to rub that boy down and try to soften that very skin! I get to run my fingers through that beautiful hair! I get to play this little piggy with those sweet little toes! WHAT AN HONOR! I get to feel those sweet tight arms around my neck! and no greater joy than to see him LIGHT UP with that smile at ME!!!! How many times did I smile at those pictures and now that boy is smiling at me!!!!! One of the most prescious things to me is Noah when he wakes up! I will pick him up out of the crib (if he is in crib, heeheee and if not my bed) and I hold him and he just fits right in my arms and that head snuggles against me and just fits by my neck and cheek. and he lays his sweet head on my shoulder and puts his arms around me and HE PATS ME! :) It is such an amazing feeling that tender little hand patting me! I am not really sure WHEN he started that but he does that EVERY time I pick him up when he wakes. Even if he is really fussy! He is such a love dove. Another thing he does that is so sweet is the other day I was crying tears and Noah was in my arms and he would take his finger and he would wipe the tear! 22 and a half months old, only with his family 6 months and he is wiping MY tears! Where did he learn to do that? So sweet. He will also pat on me and rub my face when he sees I am upset. It does not upset him and he does not react to it other than to reach out to me. I find that so interesting! I joke and say that THIS child is the one who is gonna take care of me in my old age! heehee There are so many amazing things about this boy and I do not want to take any of them for granted! There are so many things about Noah I still do NOT know, so much I may never know, so much I wish so badly I knew. I just look at him and so much is a mystery. I fill out forms at doctors and so much is blank or filled in unknown. Yup those parts make me sad that I dont know but it is such an amazing adventure that this wonderful soul that I took from everything he knows is allowing me to be a part of his world! Thank yall for allowing me to share all this. And thank you if you read this far! :)

I leave you with some pictures of the last 6 months! :)

Gotcha Day Sept 8th 2008 St. Lucy's Center, Tainan, Taiwan

October 2008

November 2008

December 2008

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

not sure if you can see it but Celeste did his hair in a mohawk look with gel!

Please keep Noah in prayer...He is sick as is most everyone round here lately! Back on breathing treatments again. He was such a big boy for the first half of the first one on friday...Then the screaming began :( He hates those treatments. He is doing MUCH better Praise the Lord!
Prayefully we will all be better and stay that way and I can be around more and follow that angel around more with the camera!
WE send you blessings and Kisses in the Wind!


Amy said...

Hey there. I'm a friend of Sarah and Rebecca's and also an early intervention speech pathologist. I'd be glad to recommend some books, ideas, thoughts with you as you navigate this difficult journey of getting services for your son. My email is if you are interested. God bless. He's beautiful.

The Family K. said...

Awww... poor baby. We now understand the whole nebulizer nightmare. I hope he gets better soon.

I am always convicted whenever I read your posts about how thankful you are for Noah. It makes me think of how I sometimes take my children for granted, even though they are such precious gifts from God. The love you have for your little boy is a beautiful thing.

Doug and Terrye said...

What a sweet boy! It is easy to see that he reflects the hearts of his parents :)

Terrye in FL

Tina said...

What a privilege to share in this adventure with you...even if it is in a very small way! He has really grown. Praying for ya'll today...and can't wait to see you again!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on having your miracle home for 6 months now! What a happy time and what a marvelous trip back down memory lane...thank you for sharing a bit of it with us all!

He's a doll!! Hugs!

Ruth said...

Congratulations on this milestone! God bless you all.

Jackie said...

Wow, he wears the mask? That's quite impressive. I had to hold it off Brady's face up until recently. He's such an adorable little man. Please give him a hug from Lucy and family. And one for you too!

THE WAIT FOR NOAH IS OVER!!!! November 3, 2007~September 8, 2008 First heard about Noah~Noah in our Arms!
April 1, 2009~ June 7, 2010 First committed to Jeremiah~Jeremiah in our Arms!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!

The FIRST Picture we EVER saw!
Noah WesLee 5 months old

The First Picture we ever saw of:

The First Picture  we ever saw of:
Jeremiah Harold Sisemore ~1 year

Kisses in the Wind

I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.

I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.

Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.

Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.

May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I sent to you each night.

When Love Takes You In!